Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Carving a new block
Last weekend I started on a new linocut for my picture book dummy. This block is slightly smaller than the double page spreads I've done for other stories. It's 10 x 16 which is a nice size.
First I draw on tracing paper and then transfer the image to the block by rubbing the back of the tracing paper. Next I draw over the lines again to make sure they won't smudge off.
Carving a mountain!
I'm working my way over to the city. I'm really looking forward to painting this print! I think it needs subtler colors than I usually use. I'll post the block and print when I'm done.